Cranberry Pecan Pumpkin Bread

This extra delicious and supremely moist Cranberry Pecan Pumpkin Bread is bursting with fall flavors! So easy to make to and a guaranteed hit with friends and family this holiday season. This easy recipe is sure to become a new family favorite!

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour


3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 cups canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup applesauce OR canola oil
3 eggs room temperature
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped pecans toasted


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease two 8×4 in loaf pans and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together pumpkin, brown sugar, granulated sugar, applesauce OR oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing just until moistened and combined.
Fold in cranberries and pecans, reserving a small amount of pecans for topping if desired.
Pour half of the batter into each of the prepared loaf pans and bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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